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Cyndi Lauper photographed by Annie Leibovitz, 1983.

“When I explained my vision to Janet Perr, who was the art director, she suggested Coney Island,” Lauper said. “Janet and I went together to location scout with Annie Leibowitz who was the photographer — I was so lucky to work with Annie on my first album cover — and we came upon the Roberto Clemente building and we knew it would be the perfect backdrop. I wanted it to be a study of midday light. It’s my favorite time of day as far as lighting goes.”

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outtakes from shoot for hooligan mag with bao who took me to coney island for the first time.

photoshoots always feel weird because like, i’m a musician, i don’t mind being observed when I’m playing music because i’m doing what i do, but when someone’s taking my pictures while i’m not doing anything it’s like why are you looking at me? i’m not doing anything? what is my body?